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Environmental Protection Agency News

27 October 2021

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  • Illinois EPA Announces Grant Opportunity to Fund Energy Efficiency Projects at Low-Income Residential Properties
    SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director John J. Kim today announced the Low-Income Residential Energy Efficiency grant opportunity with up to $2,000,000 in funding available for energy efficiency upgrades at low-income single or multi-family residential properties. A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been posted to the Illinois EPA's Office of Energy webpage.
  • Illinois EPA Awards $156,000 Grant to American Farmland Trust
    SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) recently awarded a $156,000 Section 604B Clean Water Act grant to American Farmland Trust (AFT) to work with members of the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed (VHW) Partnership, to advance watershed planning efforts that address local water quality issues and inspire action to achieve desired improvements. AFT and its partners will use stakeholder input to develop a Nine-Element Watershed-based Plan for the VHW Partnership that builds capacity for ongoing stakeholder engagement to achieve water quality goals directly related to the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.
  • Illinois Officials Release Third Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report
    SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are announcing the release of Illinois' third Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) Biennial Report. The Report describes the continued progress being made in Illinois as well as challenges to reduce nutrient losses from multiple sources to improve water quality in Illinois and downstream to reduce the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.